William Harding Governing Body
The governing body is the schools accountable body and is responsible for the conduct of the school. The governing body is therefore responsible for establishing the strategic vision & aims, target setting and financial budget.
Although school governors can be best likened to the role of non-executive directors of a public company, they work as a team with the Headteacher to support in raising the standards of the school and acting as the 'critical friend'.
In addition to promoting high standards of education the governing body also appoints the Headteacher.
For more information on school governors in Buckinghamshire click here
The remit of the Governing Body:
Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
William Harding School Governing Body 2017 - 2018
Mrs J Cayless (Chair) - Co-opted Governor
Mr S Davies - (Vice-Chair) Co-opted Governor
Mr D Hughes* - Headteacher
Mr M Bateman - Local Authority Governor
Mr R Edwards - Parent Governor
Mr N Giles - Parent Governor
Mr I Watson - Parent Governor
Mr K Yeneralski - Parent Governor
Mr S Light - Parent Governor
VACANCY - Parent Governor
Mrs K Lidgett* - Staff Governor
Mr A Sherwell - Co-opted Governor
Mr K Stokes - Co-opted Governor
Mrs A Howson* - Co-opted Governor
Mrs M Wood* - Co-opted Governor
2 x VACANCY - Co-opted Governor
Mrs C Holborow* - Associate Governor
* denotes member of staff
Click here for record of individual Governor's attendance at Full Governing Body meetings
Former governing body members who have resigned or retired in the last 4 academic years :
The Clerk of Governing Body is Mrs Ruth Newell, provided by Bucks Learning Trust (BLT).
The term of office for a School Governor is 4 years, there is no upper limit on the number of terms a school governor can serve at William Harding.
It should be noted that all school governors at William Harding School are regularly Government DBS checked (formerly called CRB checks).
The Governing Body and its sub-committees meet termly and is structured as follows:
- Full Governing body
- Finance & Personnel committee
- Teaching & Learning committee
- Premises, Health & Safety committee
- Extended Services committee
Governing Body Statutory Procedural Documents
Listed below are the required procedural documents for William Harding School Governing Body
Please note that: Minutes of Meetings are a matter of public record and copies of which can be inspected at the school office.
A pecuniary interest register is also maintained for all governors which can also be inspected at the school office, a summary is available from the additional information links below.
The governing body adopt all model polices published by the Bucks Learning Trust for Governance Office and Conduct
School Governors can be contacted via the school office